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Top Choice Japanese in Adams Morgan

Donburi

Hole-in-the-wall Donburi has 15 seats at a wooden counter where you get a front-row view of the slicing, dicing chefs. Donburi means 'bowl' in Japanese, and that's what arrives steaming hot and filled with, say, pan…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Adams Morgan

Tail Up Goat

With its pale-blue walls, light wood decor and lantern-like lights dangling overhead, Tail Up Goat exudes a warm, island-y vibe. The lamb ribs are the specialty – crispy and lusciously fatty, with grilled lemon, fig…
Top Choice Cafe in Adams Morgan

Songbyrd Record Cafe & Music House

By day hang out in the retro cafe, drinking excellent coffee, munching sandwiches and browsing the small selection of soul and indie LPs for sale. You can even cut your own record in the vintage recording booth ($15…
Top Choice Bar in Adams Morgan

Dan's Cafe

This is one of DC's great dive bars. The interior looks sort of like an evil Elks Club, all unironically old-school 'art,' cheap paneling and dim lights barely illuminating the unapologetic slumminess. It's famed fo…
American in Adams Morgan

Mintwood Place

In a neighborhood known for jumbo pizza slices and Jell-O shots, Mintwood Place is a romantic anomaly. Take a seat in a brown-leather booth or at a reclaimed-wood table under twinkling lights. Then sniff the French-…
Bar in Adams Morgan

Jack Rose Dining Saloon

Walk into Jack Rose and you know you’ve hit the whiskey jackpot. Hundreds of bottles stack the shelves – 2687 bottles, to be exact. It's the largest whiskey collection in the western hemisphere. The space contains m…
Middle Eastern in Adams Morgan

Amsterdam Falafelshop

Cheap and cheerful, fast and delicious, the Falafelshop rocks the world of vegetarians and those questing for late-night munchies. Bowl up to the counter, order your falafel sandwich, then take it to the topping bar…
Barbecue in Adams Morgan

Federalist Pig

A humble, shack-like spot with a handful of tables, Federalist Pig barbecues renowned ribs and pork shoulder. View the menu on the tack-up board, place your order at the counter, grab a beer from the cooler, then wa…
Live Music in Adams Morgan

Madam's Organ

Playboy magazine once named Madam's Organ one of its favorite bars in America. The ramshackle place has been around forever, and its nightly blues, rock and bluegrass shows can be downright riot-inducing. There's a …
Korean in Adams Morgan

BUL

BUL is DC's first pojangmacha ('covered wagon'; Korean street-food eatery). Trendy locals love it, gobbling up grilled skewers of meat and vegetables, seafood pancakes and a fishcakey 'hangover soup.' The pork-belly…